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Giants' Gillaspie becomes first rookie from '08 class in majors

Updated: September 7, 2008, 2:44 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Third baseman Conor Gillaspie was called up from the low minors Saturday by the San Francisco Giants, a quick promotion for a player who was drafted three months ago.

Gillaspie batted .269 with seven doubles and 15 RBIs while splitting time between the Arizona Rookie League and Class-A Salem-Keizer. He is the first player from this year's draft class to reach the majors.

The 21-year-old former Wichita State standout was the 37th player selected in the June draft and ...

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